Donald Trump Displays His Stupidity by Using Norway As Example

Donald Trump Displays His Stupidity by Using Norway As Example

Donald TrumpDonald Trump once again displays his stupidity by using Norway as an example of a place who citizens wish to leave. I blew me away when Donald Trump cited Norway as a place where people should emigrate to the United States from, rather than the so-called “shithole countries.” By “shithole countries,” Donald Trump was referring to places like Haiti or African countries. His stupid example was his typical racism because the citizens of Norway are predominantly white, not dark-skinned like most people in Haiti and Africa. After all, doesn’t every racist want to keep out the “brown people”?

When I first heard this ridiculous and stupid statement by Donald Trump, I was first insulted, then not surprised because our current president had never tried to hide his racist feelings even when he was a candidate. Now that he has been president for a year, people should almost be used to the fact that Donald Trump is just as much of a racist as a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Except the president wears a business suit instead of a white robe.

The incredible stupidity and apparent ignorance displayed by Donald Trump when he uttered the statement that he asked why more people from Norway do not want to come to the United States because they give more to our society struck me. The first thing that came to my mind was, what Norwegian in their right mind would want to leave Norway to come here? This stupid statement by Trump was appalling and that he obviously knows nothing about Norway. Once again, Donald Trump has displayed just how limited is knowledge is about everything.

Why would anyone want to leave a country that gives its citizens free healthcare, a free college education, free public services, and an economy that is just about the most robust in the world? As we all sadly know, the United States offers none of those things.

The United States is a country that gives healthcare to only those who can afford it, or can afford the healthcare premiums paid to HMOs and insurance companies, a college education that is only available to those who can afford the exorbitant tuition fees, public services that are expensive if they are available, and an economy that can go up and down on a whim. Not to mention, the United States has periods of homeless people who have no place to live, and are forced to live on the streets.

Leave Norway for that? Donald Trump has to be stupid to think that, let alone actually say it.

 

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The Real Donald Trump Has Just Stood up

The Real Donald Trump Has Just Stood Up

President Donald Trump has finally revealed himself in a quote will he referred to Haiti and the African countries by the offensive term “shitholes”. At least, now we know where he stands in regard to certain people who inhabit the same planet we do. I suppose it never occurred to Donald Trump that it is because of the exploitation by the United States, and other Western powers, that these countries have degenerated as far as they have; to some of the most abject poverty on the planet.

It’s really great for a now openly racist bastard like Donald Trump to sit on his Almighty white ass and pass judgment on people who are unfortunate enough to live in countries that have been used for decades by the United States. If it wasn’t for our racist imperialism, that would be more up to the standard they deserve to be, instead of poverty-stricken places where the info mortality rate is skyrocketing more every day.

It would be really nice and Donald Trump supporters would wake the hell up and realized that they are supporting a selfish, overprivileged bastard. And many of them actually have the gall to call themselves “good Christians”?

Shame on them! And shame on the rest of this for allowing Donald Trump to remain in office.

 

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Failure in IHSS system in CA, May Lead To Incarceration of Disabled and Seniors

Source: ‘They’re Just Not Getting Paid on Time:’ In-Home Caregiver Program Under Fire for Payment Delays – NBC Southern California

Failure of IHSS system in CA, May Lead to  Incarceration Of Disabled and Seniors

In-Home Caregiver Program Under Fire for Payment Delays

People with severe disabilities who are in the government program called In-Home Supportive Services say they have been experiencing long delays in getting caregivers registered and paid. Carolyn Johnson reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.

The In-Home Supportive Services System (a.k.a. IHSS system ) is failing badly in the state of California. IHSS is a program funded by both state and federal funds to offer in-home care for people with disabilities and seniors. This landmark program is crucial in allowing disabled and seniors to live independently within the community outside of nursing homes.  As result, many disabled and seniors may be eventually forced into institutions, such as nursing homes.

To most disabled, this is akin to being incarcerated for being guilty of nothing more than being disabled and elderly. There are many of us who believe the IHSS system is being sabotaged from within, or at least be set up to fail intentionally. Too many people, this begs the question, “why”? The answer is very simple, the almighty dollar!

Corporations who give “professional” homecare are losing out on the chance to make millions of dollars from providing care to disabled and seniors; something which we are perfectly capable of providing for herself if given both the means to do it and the chance to do it.  Consider this well-proven fact and think about a possible motive for sabotaging this very workable system that is already in place.

It’s more cost-effective to keep people with disabilities and seniors living independently in their own homes and not force them to live in institutions which are far less cost-effective, not to mention humane. To people are part of the homecare “industry” humane treatment of disabled and seniors is the furthest thing from their minds. To these people, we are viewed as little more than “cash cows” who are only as valuable as how much money they can receive to “take care of us”.

The IHSS system in California has become so dysfunctional that it has become almost impossible to find a worker, to come into your home and give care to you. Part of this is low pay and unfair treatment of home care workers. Here in Alameda County, our homecare workers are only paid $12.50 per hour, which is a very meager wage especially for people who make it possible for others to live independent lives. Another reason appears to be bureaucratic functionality, or even perhaps bureaucratic sabotage. An example of this would be the predicament this woman finds herself in, in the video I have highlighted in this post.

In reality, what worker can afford to wait several weeks before receiving their first paycheck? None of them can. After all, who wants to work providing care for a disabled person or senior and have to wait several weeks before being paid? None that I know of!

When most workers go to do a job they are paid a regular paycheck immediately after the first week of work. Why should Homecare be any different? Why shouldn’t a homecare worker be treated with the same respect other workers are? Again the answer is, they should not be treated any differently. The big question most of us within the IHSS system community is, why are they and why are we allowing the system to get away with it?

I would strongly suggest that those of us in the disabled and senior communities prepare for a fight because we are in for one, a big one.

 

 

 

Legalized Marijuana: A Modern-Day States Rights Issue

The current debate over legalized marijuana could be described as a modern-day states rights issue.

Legalized Marijuana: A Modern-Day States Rights Issue

states rightsThe current debate over legalized marijuana could be described as a modern-day states rights issue. States rights are those rights that are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution to be rights that are solely within the purview of the various states. These state rights are guaranteed by the 10th amendment, of the U.S. Constitution.

This being said, why is the debate about legalized marijuana such a hot issue for discussion, especially for certain federal officials like Jeff Sessions? The reason is that Jeff Sessions has gone out of his way to try to enforce his position, which he regards as the federal position, against legalized marijuana. Sessions also have made no secret he believes that marijuana is a “gateway drug“; a mistaken concept that has never been proven by medical experts. However, despite this, Sessions uses this as a justification for federal intervention by the Department of Justice in trying to stop states from legalizing marijuana; something which they have no way to do.

The debate over states rights has always been a hotly contested issue between the Federal government and state governments. A states rights issue, the issue of slavery, was a primary cause of the Civil War. However, this must be viewed as an extreme case and one where states rights did not apply. Clearly, slavery was an issue that the federal government had jurisdiction over, and was therefore justified in trying to control and/or abolish.

The attempt by Jeff Sessions to try to stop states from legalizing marijuana goes against the 10th amendment because the right to legalize marijuana is not listed under the laws that the federal government has jurisdiction. Therefore, the various states (now five I believe) have every right to legalized marijuana because it is clearly not a federal issue, even though the biggest hypocrite in Washington, Jeff Sessions, says it is.

I say it is more likely that Jeff Sessions, and others, say that legalized marijuana is not a states rights issue and the federal government has a right to intervene in this issue because it so happens that the states that have legalized marijuana are states that did not support Donald Trump is his quest for the presidency.

By trying to enforce federal law, Jeff Sessions is just trying to prove himself to be a faithful lap-dog of Donald Trump; a position which the Trump administration now doubts because Sessions recused himself from the investigation about the Trump campaign collusion with Russia to fix the election in favor of Trump. Opposing legalized marijuana has become a political football Jeff Sessions hopes to use to reassert his loyalty at everyone else’s expense.

 

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Michael Steele, Former Chair of the RNC, Condemns Trump’s Position On Race

Source: Former RNC chief: Trump picked at the scab of racism until it became a wound again

Michael Steele, Former Chair of the RNC, Condemns Trump’s Position on Race

Michael Steele, former Chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC) condemned the racial divisions caused by Pres. Donald Trump. He was a guest panelist on “Hardball” with Chris Matthews on MSNBC. Steele, over the past several months, has become a regular on MSNBC, a news network that is thought to be liberal, even though I would classify it as centrist in its position.

In his remarks, Michael Steele, about what happened at Charlottesville, VA, said that “Trump picked at the scab of racism until became a wound again”. Considering that Michael Steele still identifies himself as a member of the Republican Party, this is a pretty harsh statement, although it is true and one that I agree with 100%.

Michael Steele and most people who consider themselves to be moderate Republicans do not condone the racism of Donald Trump. Steele went on to say that Trump should be a uniting force in this country, instead of the voice of division that he has shown himself to be. Many moderate Republicans feel the same way, even though Michael Steele is one of the few who has the courage to speak out against a Republican president.

In some ways, I have to say that I find the attitude of Michael Steele refreshing. At one time, I didn’t really like or respect Michael Steele, primarily because he was not only a Republican, but I could not understand why any African-American would identify with the Republican Party, the party that has never held the best interests of African-Americans at heart, or in their actions. Even though I still don’t understand why an African-American, in this case, Michael Steele affiliates themselves with a party that has always seemingly been against them.

The only thing I can think of that might explain this is that the Democratic Party was at one time the political party that represented segregationists, like George Wallace and others like him. In that respect, I can understand it completely. It’s just that I prefer to look at what a party is doing now, not in the past.

Within the last year or so, while watching Michael Steele on MSNBC, mostly as a guest panelist, I have gained a great deal of respect for what he says and his position. I just wish there were more Republicans like him.

 

Republican National Committee chairmanship election, 2009

election started out as a six-way race, and ended on the sixth ballot with Michael Steele becoming the first African-American chairman of the Republican National
United States Senate election in Maryland, 2006

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Any worse than Paul Ryan? It could be!

Source: A Republican Running To Replace Paul Ryan Comes With White Nationalist Street Cred | HuffPost

Any worse than Paul Ryan? It could be!

Paul RyanEven though Paul Ryan is a terrible Speaker of the House, things could actually get much worse considering the newest candidate for the job. In fact, this new prospect, Paul Nehlen, could make Paul Ryan look like a saint. As a person with ties to the “white nationalist” movement, Paul Nehlen could be much more dangerous than Paul right in ever thought of being.

This latest development came about because Paul Ryan has said that he probably won’t be seeking re-election for another term. His absence will leave open the much-coveted position of Speaker of the House, the number one job in the House of Representatives. The person who holds this office basically sets the tone for voting in the US House of Representatives.

Even though Paul Ryan, a devotee of Ayn Rand who taught a philosophy of selfishness and bashing the poor; something that Paul Ryan has always had a talent for, this new candidate for Speaker almost makes him look like a Sunday school teacher. Paul Nehlen is openly a “white nationalist” and racist.

Although some people may argue that Paul Ryan is also a racist because of his attacks on poor people and entitlement programs, I say that Paul Ryan is probably more driven by an ignorance and sense of entitlement, as is often the case in people of his ilk. If he is a racist, he hides it well, because this new candidate for Speaker seems to revel in his racism in a very open and overt way.

Paul Nehlen was very active in the campaign to elect Roy Moore, the child molesting Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Alabama. Nehlen was very active in his campaign, because Paul Ryan was one of the first leading Republicans to call for Moore to drop out of the race, mostly because of the controversy surrounding his low character. For this, Paul Ryan deserves some credit.

An example of Nehlen’s overt links to the “white nationalist” movement is his participation a well-known podcast called “Fash the Nation”. Apparently, the word “fash” is short for fascism.

For those people who may hate Paul Ryan, which includes me, we should stop and realize that he very well could be the lesser of two evils. Paul Nehlen is not the type of person who deserves to sit in such a high position of power as Speaker of the House of Representatives. In fact, he is the type of person who doesn’t deserve to sit in any election seat.

 

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Milwaukee County. The district’s current Representative is Republican Paul Ryan, the current Speaker of the House of Representatives, who was the Republican
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The Department of Justice Poses Grave Danger to the First Amendment

The Department of Justice is threatening the First Amendment rights of six protesters arrested during a protest, on Inauguration Day last year.

DOJ is making the most insane argument that protesters and journalists should go to jail

The Department of Justice Poses Grave Danger to the First Amendment

The Department of Justice is threatening the First Amendment rights of six protesters arrested during a protest, on Inauguration Day last year. The six protesters were protesting against incoming Pres. Donald Trump, which is perfectly understandable for any reasonable person. This attempt by the DOJ to convict six protesters, some of them journalists, poses a grave danger to future protests and the First Amendment six rights of free speech if they succeed in their ridiculous quest to put away since people for expressing their displeasure against Donald Trump.

Leading the US government’s case representing the Department of Justice is Assistant US Attorney Rizwan Qureshi offered no arguments that the defendants had committed any type of violence or destroyed property. Instead, he likened them to “getaway drivers” at a robbery, which is nothing less than a huge stretch of one’s imagination. In this so-called “arguments”, Qureshi makes reference to a “sea of black” because many of the protesters were wearing black. However, he doesn’t specify whether any of these defendants themselves were wearing black. He presented absolutely no evidence that they have committed any other crime than being part of a crowd where many people were wearing black. Qureshi is suggesting that these defendants acted as some type of “shield” for other protesters who may have committed a crime. Thus, the “getaway car” analogy.

Even though he offers no arguments saying that these six defendants, he still try to have them sent to jail for committing a crime. A person should only be sent to prison if they actually committed a crime. In this case, the DOJ offers no evidence proving that these defendants were guilty of any wrongdoing or crime. This begs the very obvious question, “why does the Department of Justice, a branch of the US government, want to put these people away?

The answer should be very obvious. The US government, in this case, the Department of Justice, wants to scare people into submission, no matter what reckless policy or injustice a person may be protesting against. With this ridiculous case, it is very obvious that the DOJ is making this a test case to see what they can get away with, especially silencing dissent in the United States.

This entire case by the Department of Justice also proves to be a great irony, albeit a bitter irony. Why doesn’t the DOJ get so bent out of shape when members of the Tea Party, and other advocates of the Second Amendment, show up at a public event like a town hall meeting openly wearing firearms? After all, it is illegal to openly carry a weapon in a public place.

Where is the Department of Justice, who are supposed to be the guardians and protectors of the U.S. Constitution with these lawbreakers, openly carrying firearms in their attempt to squelch the First Amendment rights of those people who may disagree with them? If this isn’t selective law enforcement, I have never seen it.

This entire case is nothing but bullshit and I strongly suspect that Department of Justice knows it.

 

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